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Poster: brewster Date: Oct 20, 2002 1:23am
Forum: bookmobile Subject: More forests left standing

If all the paper that was printed was read, there would be alot more forests standing. Making a book for yourself takes some commitment (more than hitting the print button on a word processor), so I think we would not be wasting trees with this print-on-demand system. in fact, being able to read a book on screen until you are committed to printing-binding-cutting may just be the type of system we need to reduce paper waste.

-brewster

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Poster: Michael Sinclair Date: Nov 8, 2002 8:47am
Forum: bookmobile Subject: More forests left standing

What about those people who cannot read a story sitting at a computer? For people who don't have access to a computer, this is a great program that they have going. As well, how long can you sit in front of a monitor staring at text? I much prefer a real, bound book. Something I can curl up with and read anywhere.

Though I do agree with the fact that a great deal of resources are being put into this, I believe that the benefits are greater than the negatives.

Who knows, maybe they'll start cloning trees with advanced aging processes so they can make paper at increased rates without having to cut down many more existing trees. ;p